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With offices in Nijmegen and Arnhem and more than 260 staff members, Dirkzwager advocaten & notarissen has specialist legal knowledge in almost every area of the law. Besides up to date knowledge of legislation and case law, it also demonstrates good judgement of character and knowledge of the markets in which our clients operate. We use our knowledge to serve our clients. We also share that knowledge, a feature that distinguishes us and benefits our clients. Clients who are supported by a lawyer with the latest professional knowledge are in a stronger position and need have no concerns. By actively sharing its knowledge, keeping you constantly updated during your case and providing clear explanations, Dirkzwager helps you become wiser. Which means that in future you can identify similar problems sooner and be better prepared, even in the temporary absence of your lawyer. After all, it’s always easier to talk about things you understand.
House building near an industrial estate: customised regulations, noise policy plan and dynamic reference to parking policy

House building near an industrial estate: customised regulations, noise policy plan and dynamic reference to parking policy

Building houses near an industrial estate is not straightforward. On the one hand, it must be guaranteed that the homes to be built offer a proper quality of life, but, on the other, this may not impede the nearby businesses in their operations. On 14 June 2017, the Administrative Jurisdiction ... Read More »

Possibly ‘Google light’ in Europe thanks to questions from French Conseil d’État on privacy law and the right to be forgotten

Possibly ‘Google light’ in Europe thanks to questions from French Conseil d’État on privacy law and the right to be forgotten

Over 3 years ago, the European Court of Justice gave the famous Costeja ruling. Since then, it has been clear that search engines are also bound by privacy law and can (therefore) receive correction and removal requests. Privacy law also puts additional strict rules on the processing of so-called special ... Read More »

From 1 July 2017, Cloud providers and other IT suppliers are obliged to pass on client records to the receiver in the event of bankruptcy free of charge

From 1 July 2017, Cloud providers and other IT suppliers are obliged to pass on client records to the receiver in the event of bankruptcy free of charge

Over 3 years ago, the government launched a bill to strengthen the position of the receiver. I previously wrote a blog on this bill and the consequences it has for IT suppliers. The bill has in the meantime reached the finishing line virtually unscathed and will come into force on ... Read More »

Satisfaction with personal injury claims handling

Satisfaction with personal injury claims handling

Recently, outgoing minister Blok (Safety and Justice) answered Parliamentary Questions by member Van Nispen (SP) on the stance of insurance companies to personal injury claims. In his answers, the minister referred to the Code of Conduct for Handling Personal Injury Claims [Gedragscode Behandeling Letselschade (GBL)] and indicated that it functions ... Read More »

Facebook fined for misleading information in relation to WhatsApp takeover

Facebook fined for misleading information in relation to WhatsApp takeover

The European Commission has fined Facebook 110 million euros for providing inaccurate or misleading information in relation to the takeover of WhatsApp. This hefty fine illustrates the importance of providing accurate and complete information in the context of notifying the Commission of a merger or acquisition. When giving notice of ... Read More »

Sustainable urbanisation ladder: qualitative need is not sufficient to rule out unacceptable vacancy

Sustainable urbanisation ladder: qualitative need is not sufficient to rule out unacceptable vacancy

In a ruling of 17 May 2017 (ECLI:NL:RVS:2017:1309) a zoning plan which included an XL supermarket failed. No investigation had been carried out into other, realistic spatial planning options for a supermarket. The conclusion of the report, that there is a qualitative need and that on this basis it is ... Read More »

To what extent are companies allowed to imitate products? A new general ruling from the Dutch Supreme Court

To what extent are companies allowed to imitate products? A new general ruling from the Dutch Supreme Court

In the Netherlands, all products and their packaging, in some circumstances, are in principle protected against ‘slavish’ imitation. Now, the Dutch Supreme Court has explained – in a case involving jewellery – which conditions the claimant must meet if he wants claim this type of protection successfully. Criteria for slavish ... Read More »

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